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Live a bug's life this weekend at Wesselman Nature Center

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They squiggle, wiggle, and squirm.

Wesselman Nature Society is hosting Bug Fest, a fun and free public event in the Nature Center on Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Officials say the adventurous types can enjoy tasty culinary choices, with bugs as the featured ingredients.

But they say the creativity and curiosity won't stop at the kitchen. There will be several interactive learning stations featuring butterflies, spiders, bees, and much more.

"These are the critters that kids encounter ever day. We are fascinated by the big charismatic, but you aren't going to find a wolf in your backyard, but you will find a wolf spider. It's our hope that parents and kids will realize that it's more fun to go bug watching the bug squishing," says John Scott Foster, the executive director of Wesselman Nature Society.

Participants at Bug Fest will get to speak with experts from local universities and learn all there is about a bug's life. An insect hunt will also teach children how insects think and behave.

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